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A Life Less Ordinary : A Memoir (Paperback)

Author: Halder, Baby

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When she was very young, Baby Halder was abandoned by her mother and left with a cruel, abusive father. She was married off at twelve to a man twice her age who beat her. At fourteen, she was a mother herself. Her early life was marked by overwhelming challenges and heartbreak until, exhausted and desperate, she fled with her three children to Delhi, to work as a maid in some of the city''s wealthiest homes. Expected to serve her employers'' every demand, she faced a staggering workload that often left her no time to care for her own children. But she never complained, for such is the lot of the poor in modern-day India.

Written without a trace of self-pity, "A Life Less Ordinary" is a shocking look deep inside a world of poverty and subjugation that few outsiders know about--and an inspiring true story of one remarkable woman''s strength, courage, and determination to soar above her circumstances.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061373985
SKU 206196161
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0061373982
Release Date 6/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0175
Publisher Harper Perennial
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